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Raspberry Pi: Turn the popular single-board computer into a compact handheld with a battery, keyboard and display

The Piputer, a compact mini PC. (Image source: u/remag293)
The Piputer, a compact mini PC. (Image source: u/remag293)
A community project has turned the Raspberry Pi into a surprisingly practical mini PC. Called the Piputer, the project integrates a battery, keyboard and display.
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Posted on r/raspberry_pi, the Piputer is a project that turns the Raspberry Pi into a compact mini PC. Built by u/remag293, the Piputer incorporates a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, a 3.5-inch TFT touchscreen, which operates at 480 x 320 pixels.

These components are complemented by a Bluetooth keyboard, a 4,400 mAh lithium-ion battery and a PowerBoot 1000 charger. u/remag293 has incorporated an on/off switch with a red LED ring, too.

u/remag293 also states that they used nylon and PETG filament for the device's 3D printed case. While they have provided a parts list and a write-up on building the device, they are yet to share STLs for printing the case.

As it stands, the cost of the parts totals US$102.75 excluding the price of a Raspberry Pi and wires. You will need access to a 3D printer, too. Nonetheless, the Piputer caught our attention, not least because of how well-finished it looks.

The Piputer with its top case removed. (Image source: u/remag293)
The Piputer with its top case removed. (Image source: u/remag293)

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Alex Alderson, 2020-04- 3 (Update: 2020-04- 3)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.